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December 16, 2011

Good Chef Bad Chef 4 (2011-2012)

Filed under: Miscellaneous & TV Shows — SeaDragon @ 12:00 am

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Click here for Recipes from Good Chef Bad Chef series 3

It looks like series 4 of Good Chef Bad Chef is starting next Monday, December 19, 2011 at 4:00pm on Channel 10. According to my TV guide, it stated the show is returning with all new episodes! So keep an eye out for it…

Update February 23, 2012: Due to TEN’s new daytime programme lineup starting next Monday, February 27, 2012, Good Chef Bad Chef is moving timeslot, it will start 30 minutes earlier at 3.30pm every afternoon. So make a note or you will miss the show! By the way, the show will not be shown today or tomorrow either due to last minute changes to programming in today’s political news, bugger! This is not how you treat loyal viewers of this show, Channel Ten!

Update April 8, 2012: Looks like the Good Chef Bad Chef site is down, so all direct links are not working at the moment. However if Google is your default search engine, and when you click the link and the Google error page appears, it will indicate access a cached copy which will bring you straight to the cached page of the recipe. If not, then another way around it is to copy and paste (from the list below), or type the full name of the recipe, must be exact spelling, into the Google search engine (must use Google), and when you find the result from the Good Chef Bad Chef site, move your cursor to it and a faint double arrows will appear to the right of that result, hover the cursor on the arrows and a preview of the page will appear with the word Cached also shown, click on the word Cached and the cached page will open with the recipe you want.


Episode 1, Monday, December 19, 2011:
Persian Lamb Shanks (AR)
Pistachio and Rose Water Halva (JP)
Iranian Duck with Walnut and Pomegranate Sauce (AR)

Episode 2, Tuesday, December 20, 2011:
Jerusalem Artichoke & Potato Soup with Cheese Toasties (AR)
Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke Salad with Almonds and Pomegranate Dressing (JP)
Gluten Free Spiral Pesto Pasta Salad with Smoked Trout (JP)

Episode 3, Wednesday, December 21, 2011:
Lamb and Spinach Filo Pie (AR)
Kale, Olives and Feta Pie (JP)
Cherry Ricotta Strudel (AR)

Episode 4, Thursday, December 22, 2011:
Kim Chi Omelette with Chicken (AR)
Sour Buckwheat Noodle Soup with Silken Tofu and Pear (JP)
Korean Chicken Soup / Halmeoni (AR)

Episode 5, Friday, December 23, 2011:
BBQ Stuffed Calamari (JP)
Greek BBQ Lamb Souvlaki (AR)
Date and Orange Sauce (JP)

Pastrami on Rye with Sauerkraut and Swiss Cheese

Episode 6, Monday, December 26, 2011:
Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich (AR)
Mango Sorbet (JP)
Orange, Almonds and Raw Cacao Soy Cream Blocks (JP)

Episode 7, Tuesday, December 27, 2011:
Buttermilk Fried Chicken (AR)
Gingered Apple Bombs (JP)
Tempura Oysters with Szechuan and Wasabi Mayo (JP)
Doughnuts (AR)

Episode 8, Wednesday, December 28, 2011:
Algerian Spiced Chicken with Dates, Couscous & Currants (AR)
Whole Sardines Stuffed with Couscous and Currants (JP)

Episode 9, Thursday, December 29, 2011:
Sweet & Sour Chicken with Chilli & Cashews (AR)
Cholesterol Busting Smoothie (JP)
Roasted Japanese Kumera with Cashews (JP)
Chilli Cashews (AR)

Episode 10, Friday, December 30, 2011:
BBQ Cantonese Style Spicy Ribs (AR)
Whole Barramundi with Miso and Ginger (JP)
Apple & Ginger Beer (AR)
BBQ Hot Roast Beef Sandwich (AR)

Episode 11, Monday, January 2, 2011:
Sweet Roast Pumpkin with Walnuts and Cannelini Beans (JP)
Raw Maple Nut ‘Cheese’ Cake (JP)
Maple Syrup Pudding (AR)

Episode 12, Tuesday, January 3, 2012:
Egg Wrap (JP)
Pecorino Cheese, Sopressa, Basil and Olive Focaccia (AR)
Croque Monsieur (AR)
Pink Lady and Raspberry Smash (AR)

Episode 13, Wednesday, January 4, 2012:
Mediterranean Baked Beans with Feta (JP)
Chilli Beef Ragu with Beans (AR)
Truffles (JP)

Episode 14, Thursday, January 5, 2012:
Malaysian Curry Kingfish (AR)
Nasi Lemak (AR)
Kerabu / Bean Sprout Salad (JP)

Episode 15, Friday, January 6, 2012:
BBQ Baby Octopus with Avocado, Chilli and Mango Salad (AR)
Orange Mojito (AR)
Smoked Trout, Kumera and Macadamia Salad (JP)
BBQ Tuna Nicoise (AR)

Meet the meat man (The Perfect Cut with Adrian Richardson tour in Kuala Lumpur)

Episode 16, Monday, January 9, 2012:
Fresh Whole Artichokes with Ricotta and Olive Tapenade (JP)
Ricotta Cheese Gnocchi with Buttered Peas & Mint (AR)
Ricotta and Raspberry Parfait (JP)

Episode 17, Tuesday, January 10, 2012:
Ethiopian Beef Spinach & Peanut Stew (AR)
Chickpea and Harissa Tagine with Quinoa (JP)
Pumpkin and Lentil Soup with Quark (JP)

Episode 18, Wednesday, January 11, 2012:
Thai Beef Noodle Salad (AR)
Balinese Vegetable and Egg Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce (JP)

Episode 19, Thursday, January 12, 2012:
Beef Rendang (AR)
Curried Red Lentil Soup with Toasted Mountain Bread Chips (JP)
White Bean and Pistachio Dip (JP)

Episode 20, Friday, January 13, 2012:
Grandad Peter’s Shaslik (AR)
BBQ Asian Fish Skewers (JP)
Spaghetti al Olio (AR)

Episode 21, Monday, January 16, 2012:
Millet Bircher (JP)
Big Breakfast with Oatcakes (AR)
Mini Corn Fritters (JP)
Gluten Free Muesli (JP)

Episode 22, Tuesday, January 17, 2012:
Prawn & Avocado Cocktail (AR)
Chocolate and Orange Mousse (JP)
Grandos Nachos (AR)
Two Bean Nachos with Guacamole (JP)

Episode 23, Wednesday, January 18, 2012:
Big Turkey Schnitzel, Baba Ganoush, Potato Salad (AR)
Falafel with Carrot Salad and Green Tahini (JP)
Fettuccini Marinara (AR)

Episode 24, Thursday, January 19, 2012:
Prawn and Ginger Dim Sum (AR)
Prawn Noodle Soup (JP)
Chilli Prawns (AR)

Episode 25, Friday, January 20, 2012:
Big Aussie Burger (AR)
Millet Burgers with Miso and Pumpkin Sauce on Spelt Buns (JP)
Anti Ageing Smoothie (JP)
Apple and Passionfruit Ice Tea (AR)

Episode 26, Monday, January 23, 2012:
Zucchini Flower & Ricotta Cheese Fritter (AR)
Indian Cauliflower Fritters (JP)
Apple Fritters, Butterscotch Sauce (AR)

Episode 27, Tuesday, January 24, 2012:
Olive Oil Cake with Rhubarb (AR)
Fake / Greek Lentil Soup (JP)
Mini Frittatas (JP)

Episode 28, Wednesday, January 25, 2012:
Salmon Nicoise (JP)
Crepes with Hazelnut Sauce (JP)
Roast Duck with Orange Sauce / Canard a l’orange (AR)

Episode 29, Thursday, January 26, 2012:
Pork Bones & Puha Soup (AR)
Adzuki and Pumpkin Rissoles (JP)
Okra with Cashews (JP)
Fig and Cacao Balls (JP)

Episode 30, Friday, January 27, 2012:
Texan BBQ Rump Fillet with Mexican Relish (AR)
Middle Eastern Seafood with Tahini Tartar and Salsa (JP)
Philli Cheese Steak (AR)

Episode 31, Monday, January 30, 2012:
Gluten and Diary Free Lasagne (JP)
Timpani Pasta Pie (AR)
Easy Mayo (JP)

Episode 32, Tuesday, January 31, 2012:
Summer Berry Pudding (AR)
Coconut and Blueberry Mousse Cake (JP)
Coconut and Mango Puddings (JP)

Episode 33, Wednesday, February 1, 2012:
Millet and Tofu Croquettes (JP) cached copy
Smoked Salmon Croquettes (AR) cached copy
Gorgonzola Croquettes (AR) cached copy

Episode 34, Thursday, February 2, 2012:
Feijoada and Poa de Queijo (AR)
Acaraje / Prawn Fritters (JP)
Goat’s Yoghurt and Goji Parfait (JP)

Episode 35, Friday, February 3, 2012:
Blueberry, Almond and Coconut Gluten Free Pancakes (JP)
Home Made Sausages (AR)
Oriental Rice Milk Smoothie (JP)
Papperdelle with Olives, Pancetta and Prawns (AR)

Episode 36, Monday, February 6, 2012:
Biximatur (AR)
Lox Gravalax (AR)
Lummur (JP)
Green Power (JP)

Episode 37, Tuesday, February 7, 2012:
Quinoa and Millet Vegie Nori Rolls with Tofu (JP)
Japanese Qunioa and Millet Balls (JP)
Kataifi Prawns (AR)

Episode 38, Wednesday, February 8, 2012:
Steamed Silken Tofu and Shitake Mushrooms (JP)
Corn and Crab Soup (JP)
Peking Duck (AR)

Episode 39, Thursday, February 9, 2012:
Farfalle with Cream, Mushroom & Taleggio (AR)
Creamy Mushroom Penne (JP)
Duck, Plumb and Camembert Cheese Sandwich (AR)

Episode 40, Friday, February 10, 2012:
BBQ Peaches with Glazed Cherries, Vanilla Ice Cream & Sour Cream (AR)
Barbequed Apples with Lemon Myrtle and Maple Syrup (JP)
Pasta al Forno (AR)
Wild Hibiscus Tea Jelly (JP)
Refreshing Elderflower, Hibiscus & Apple Julep (AR)

Episode 41, Monday, February 13, 2012:
Date and Almond Tarts (JP)
Cheese, Bacon & Leek Tart / Quiche (AR)
Raspberry Mojito (AR)

Episode 42, Tuesday, February 14, 2012:
Butter Chicken with Pilaf Rice (AR)
Spicy Bengali Tofu with Broccoli (JP)
Pancha Pora Fish Pieces (JP)

Episode 43, Wednesday, February 15, 2012:
Sweet Filo Pastry with Pistachio, Figs and Honey Glaze (AR)
Honey Soy Salmon with Buckwheat Noodles (JP)
Tuna Cheese Melts (AR)

Episode 44, Thursday, February 16, 2012:
Poached Fish with Orange and Sesame Sauce (JP)
Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad, Toasted Cashews & Poached Chicken (AR)

Episode 45, Friday, February 17, 2012:
The Perfect Steak with Garlic Cream (AR)
Creamy Salmon Dip with Broken Bread (JP)
Wild Barramundi Cutlet with Vietnamese Coleslaw (JP)
Hazelnut and Orange Bliss Balls (JP)

Episode 46, Monday, February 20, 2012:
Quesadillas (AR)
Mountain Bread Wrap with Trout and Tartare (JP)
Raspberry and Hibiscus Flower Sorbet with Finger Limes (AR)

Episode 47, Tuesday, February 21, 2012:
Silverbeet, Currant & Pine Nut Pie (AR)
Stuffed Zucchini’s with Brown Rice and Lentils (JP)
Rice Cream Wild Hibiscus Sorbet (JP)

Episode 48, Wednesday, February 22, 2012:
Beef Tataki with Buckwheat Noodles (AR)
Miso Soup (JP)
Pickled Seaweeds (JP)

Thursday, February 23, 2012: Not broadcast due to stupid last-minute programming changes

Friday, February 24, 2012: Not broadcast due to stupid last-minute programming changes

Episode 49, Monday, February 27, 2012: This episode not broadcast in Eastern States due to stupid last-minute programming changes (aired on Wednesday, March 21, 2012)
Apple & Peppercorn Jelly (AR)
Parmesan Biscuit (AR)
Fig and Walnut Log (JP)
Apricot and Coconut Muesli Bars (JP)
Mountain Bread Crisps (JP)

Episode 50, Tuesday, February 28, 2012: (New timeslot at 3:30pm)
BBQ Butterflied Chicken with Tropical Marinade and Mango (AR)
Balinese Fish Pepes (JP)

Episode 51, Wednesday, February 29, 2012:
Congee with Shitake and Gomashio (JP)
Old McDonald’s Breakfast (AR)
Corn Fritters (JP)

Episode 52, Thursday, March 1, 2012:
Orecchiette Salad with Yellow heirloom tomatoes, Red teardrop tomatoes, proscuitto (AR)
Coconut “Pasta” Salad (JP)

Episode 53, Friday, March 2, 2012:
Chilli and Lemongrass Mussels with Quinoa (JP)
Chilli, Fig and Cacao Bits (JP)
Splice (AR)
Texan Chilli Beef and Bean Filo Pie (AR)

Episode 54, Monday, March 5, 2012:
Duck Cassoulet (AR)
Toasted Turkey, Fig and Havarti Cheese Melts, with some brie (AR)
Kosheri (JP)

Episode 55, Tuesday, March 6, 2012:
Prawns, Mussels and Clams in a Paper Bag (JP)
Singapore Style BBQ Crayfish (AR)
Cashew and Thai Basil Sauce (JP)
Transcript: Soak 1 cup cashew nuts in enough water to cover overnight. Drain the cashews (keep some of the soaking water) and blitz in a food processor into ground cashew. Add a handful of roughly chopped Thai basil leaves, 1 teaspoon of ground ginger and a little of the soaking water (about 1 tablespoon?), blitz again to combine. Add some rice milk to form into a paste consistency. Season with a pinch of salt. This paste can be used to pour over steamed vegetables, or as a sauce in a pie. If you make the paste a bit thicker, serve it like a hummus, or serve it with seafood skewers or chicken. For variations, you can change the nut or the herb to your liking.
Sikarni – Sweet Spiced Yoghurt Pistachio Dessert (JP)
Thai Style Banana (AR)

Episode 56, Wednesday, March 7, 2012:
Polenta Balls with Passionfruit (JP)
Polenta with Gorgonzola and Braised Field Mushrooms (AR)
Mushroom and Walnut Stuffing (JP)

Episode 57, Thursday, March 8, 2012:
Chocolate Fondue (JP)
Fondue Neuchatel (AR)

Quebec-Style Duck, Apples & Maple Syrup (AR)
Toasted Calcium Wrap (JP)

Episode 58, Friday, March 9, 2012:
Mexican Chicken and Cheese Fillo Parcel (AR)
Mushroom, Tofu and Pesto parcels (JP)
Carrot and Walnut Muffins with Beetroot Icing (JP)
Roast Beef and Cheese Melt with Honey Dijon Mustard (AR)

Episode 59, Monday, March 12, 2012:
Spaghetti with Smoked Tofu and Kale (JP)
Rigatoni, Sausage & Grape Tomatoes (AR)
Almond and Cacao Nightcap (JP)

Episode 60, Tuesday, March 13, 2012:
Warm Beef Salad of Peppercorn and Thyme-crusted Beef (AR)
Crusted Tempeh with Sweet Potato Chips and Garlicky Dressing (JP)
Almond Soup (JP)
The Ultimate Milkshake (AR) not available

Episode 61, Wednesday, March 14, 2012:
Snow Eggs (AR)
Sticky Brown Rice (JP)
Palmier Cheese Biscuit (AR)
Raspberry Frangipane Tart (AR)

Episode 62, Thursday, March 15, 2012:

Cannelini, Pomegranate and Quinoa Salad (JP)

Duck and Green Papaya Salad (AR)
Amatriciana (AR)

Episode 63, Friday, March 16, 2012:
Roasted Kingfish with Sweet Potato Mash (JP)
Warm Roasted Beetroot and Almond Salad (JP)
Raspberry Spritzer (AR)
Carrot Puree (JP)
Old Fashioned Crispy Roast Duck with Cherry Glaze & Green Beans (AR)

Episode 64, Monday, March 19, 2012:
Chilli Chicken and Sesame Strips (AR)
Asian Slaw (AR)
Spicy Buckwheat Noodles with Shitake Mushrooms and Smoked Tofu (JP)
Vindaloo Beef (AR)
Za’atar (JP)

Episode 65, Tuesday, March 20, 2012: (Final Episode for Series 4)
Grilled Cauliflower Salad with Mustard Dressing (JP)
Smoked Chicken & Watercress Ribbon Sandwiches (AR)
BBQ Beef Short Ribs (AR)
Seafood Paella (AR)


  1. I really like Good Chef Bad Chef – Janella and Adrian work very well together – I have printed out numerous receipes. My husband is very into healthy eating and also enjoys the show very much. Does Janella Purcell have a Cook Book? If so where can I buy one.

    Comment by Sue Ziebell — January 12, 2012 @ 10:39 am | Reply

    • Hmm, I think she does have a cookbook, you can contact her in her website, please see my post for Good Chef Bad Chef 3 (January 2011) from last year, I have given her website in one of the comments under that post.

      Comment by SeaDragon — January 14, 2012 @ 7:14 pm | Reply

    • Dear Janella we love watching your program good chef bad chef and I have got a lot of the recipes from your show but we ( my husband & I ) are in our late seventies my husband will be 80 this year and I will be78 now why I am writing to you is since 2007 I have had many operations including bowel cancer (i had a hemi section done ) and other ops I also had breast cancer in around 2009 and before all this I was fairly healthy and used to work full time till I started having health problems then I took up lawn bowls and indoor bowls as did my husband,we were a little over weight but not a lot but since having breast cancer and was put on to Arimadex and I put on over 10kgs and had knee and ankle problems then had to have knee reconstruction but also when they used radiation on me I finished up with an infection called streptococcus I have tried so many diets and have even gone to beyond diet site and I love your recipes but when I try to buy lots of the products they don’t have them and all diets are designed more for younger people who can afford to go to gym have dietitians or surgery and have been told because I cant get around and be as active as I used to be I should adjust to having this weight so would you be able to tell me where I can buy the products you use in Adelaide and what is good for my age group I would love to get back to walking and bowls and getting around more and we have an anniversary coming up soon (60 yrs) and we would both like to try and lose some weight and if I could get some help it would be wonderful we have a large family and they are all very active as we used to be and all are very aware of their weight thanks for taking the time to read this letter

      Comment by over weight senior — January 21, 2012 @ 12:37 pm | Reply

  2. 24th Episode dated 19/1/2012

    Would love the recipe for Chilli Prawns.

    You have no cooking instructions.

    Love the show & great recipes

    thank you

    Comment by s miller — January 18, 2012 @ 5:27 pm | Reply

    • I’m only providing links to the recipes here, and have no association with the show at all. You can ask your question at their Facebook page.

      Comment by SeaDragon — January 18, 2012 @ 9:20 pm | Reply

  3. When I first starting watching this show (Series 1) I wasn’t that taken with it to be honest but since the fourth series has began I am hooked! I absolutely love the way they both spin off each other. The way Janella frowns every time Adrian adds butter, sugar or salt to the recipe cracks me up! It’s similar to how I am with my family with my attempts to improve healthier eating. For the last few years we have been surrounded by people who have cancer whether it be family, friends or friend of a friend. Thank you Janella for presenting these wonderful healthier recipes and also for providing tips with certain products.. Adrian, although some of your recipes may not be for me (OMG! The Big Breakfast with Oatcakes….. LOL!) you still have some wonderful recipes like todays Olive Oil cake with Rhubarb which I will be baking. Keep up the great work guys!!

    Comment by Lisa — January 24, 2012 @ 8:11 pm | Reply

  4. Love this show. Where can I find today’s recipes for Halva and Iranian Duck and Walnut Sauce?

    Comment by Sarah Begg — March 23, 2012 @ 3:15 pm | Reply

    • Channel Ten is showing repeats of series 4 at the moment. The recipes you want are in Episode 1 above.

      Comment by SeaDragon — March 23, 2012 @ 5:40 pm | Reply

  5. Is there a reason why the recipes for Wednesday 21st. March 2012 were not printed. The show had to do with a cheese platter plus both Janelle and Adrian made up some ?easy but tasty looking accompanients. I would dearly love to try.

    Comment by Helen Gathercole — March 24, 2012 @ 12:46 pm | Reply

    • The final episode for series 4 went to air on the 20th of March. So after that the show is now in repeats for a few weeks until the new series from Justine Schofield returns in April. The episode that went to air on the 21st is Episode 49.

      Comment by SeaDragon — March 24, 2012 @ 4:05 pm | Reply

  6. about 8-10 days I saw a recipe with nori and vegetables and some knd of noodled and I would like a copy of it. It looked very healthy

    Comment by Lorna Stewart — September 6, 2012 @ 8:22 pm | Reply

  7. Can u please send me recipe for your damper ?

    Comment by paul west — January 25, 2013 @ 9:28 am | Reply

    • The only recipe I can find is from series 3, click here, go down to episode 31 and have a look if that is the recipe you wanted.

      Comment by SeaDragon — January 25, 2013 @ 11:58 am | Reply

  8. I love your show…I do not see any current recipes for the last few months Today, Feb 28th 2013 spelt spaghetti and smoked trout . when do you updated to current recipes?
    comment by P Matthews

    Comment by Pauline MATTHEWS — February 28, 2013 @ 3:19 pm | Reply

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